Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako – M’bouram Mousso (Mali, 1977, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “M’bouram Mousso“, a sublime psychedelic Funky Afro Manding track by this legendary Malian band, led by Kante Manfila and that included the finest Malian musicians such as Salif Keita, Amadou Bagayoko, Ousmane Kouyaté, Moussa Doumbia & Idrissa Soumaoro (who sings on the song presented here) – Enjoy !

Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako – M’Bouram Mousso

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/GgZ4inOS_gc

Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’I.J.A – Nissodia (Mali, 1978, Eterna)

For today, I wanted to share with you a legendary Malian record out in 1978 on ETERNA, a German based label from Idrissa Soumaoro and the German association “L’Eclipse de l’Institut des Jeunes Aveugles” (I.J.A.) (Blind teenagers institute).

This record was produced at the time by the German association that took care of blind Malian teenagers in Bamako, and it was never properly released commercially.

This is the first record on which were revealed three future huge names of the Malian music : Idrissa Soumaoro, Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia (the well known Malian musical couple “Amadou & Mariam“, who got married together later, but that’s another story..).

The track presented here, “Nissodia” (that could be translated in English by “Joy Of Optimism“), is a pure gem, 8min long feel-good blend of furious guitars, psychedelic organ parts & celestal voices – Enjoy !!

Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’I.J.A – Nissodia

You can also listen to it on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/aVKG8-DFROk

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Zao – Ancien Combattant (Republic of Congo, 1984, Black Music)

One of the biggest African Anthems by the Congolese Artist Casimir “Zao” Zoba, taken from his first album.
This version is actualy an adaptation from “Petit Imprudent”, a song written and composed in 1969 by the guitarist and singer Idrissa Soumaoro, but Idrissa never succeded in his claim.
There is also another cover of this song, recorded in 1973 by the Guinean band Balla Et Ses Balladins.
Zao – Ancien Combattant 
Best regards,

ADP017 – The Malian Selection (Orchestre Rail Band, Kene Star de Sikasso, Idrissa Soumaoro among others..)

Hi dear readers !
As promised (for a looong time), here comes the Malian Selection, 9 tracks of pure deepness from this beautiful country – Hope you’ll like it !
Armand de Preseau – The Malian Selection
You can download the mix here !
Tracklist :
1 – Le Kene Star de Sikasso – Fitiriwale
2 – Rail Band – Mouo Dilo
3 – Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’IJA – Nissodia
4 – Orchestre Kanaga de Mopti – N’do N’do
5 – Le Mystere Jazz de Tombouctou – Wale
6 – Le super Djata Band de Bamako – Zani Djabate
7 – Le Super Biton National de Segou – Siseni
8 – Idrissa Soumahoro – Toi que j’aime
9 – L’orchestre Rail Band du Buffet Hotel de la Gare de Bamako – Badialan Mallet

Sincerely yours,